The Best Defense

Another reminder that making strategy is often a matter of deciding what not to do

Best Defense is in summer re-runs. This item originally ran on February 17, 2014.

And deciding what not to do may be the hardest thing of all for the American military to do, because foregoing something may feel a bit like failure. But as they say, if it doesn't make you a bit uneasy, it probably is planning, not strategy.

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The Best Defense

The hidden costs of NSA surveillance

Best Defense is in summer re-runs. This item originally ran on February 14, 2014.

What are the long-term costs to the United States if some in Europe use NSA surveillance to grab advantage in the Internet market?

On that study, @kristin_lord tweets, "Revelations of large-scale surveillance call into question US-centric model of global Internet governance says EU."

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